By Bradley Turcotte, Xtra!
The rising cost of policing and road closures means this year’s Capital Pride parade will once again not pass in front of the Parliament buildings.
Some community members say this is a missed opportunity to pack a political punch by demonstrating in front of Centre Block.
“It is really unfortunate that economics is being used to override the very integrity of why we gather to celebrate Pride, and that is to politically assert ourselves. Particularly at the very symbolic location at which decision-making is carried out in this country: the Parliament buildings,” says Nick Mulé, the chair of Queer Ontario.
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